Short Answers: Friendship is high price to pay

07/30/2015 01:27 PM EDT
Dear Short Answers >> When two adult couples go out to dinner together, is there a nice way to say we don't want to split the check 50/50 when we clearly spent far less than the other couple? 
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Strange but True: Are cell phones making us less smart?
07/30/2015 01:26 PM EDT - A: With smartphones, multi-tasking becomes pretty much the order of the day, reports Rob Asghar on www. Full Story

Luminaries saw the Berkshires as a work of art
07/30/2015 01:25 PM EDT - It's not just Melville, Hawthorne and Wharton. Sure, most are familiar with Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edith Wharton and their ties to the Berkshires. Full Story

Raising kids: Expert urges a return to parental intuition
07/30/2015 01:25 PM EDT - Parents should lose the flash cards, learning apps and other educational gadgets and strategies de jour, advises Stephen Camarata, a child development researcher and professor who thinks they need to rediscover their inner "parenting voice" instead. Full Story

Book review: 'Who Let the Dog Out?' satisfies to very end
07/23/2015 02:03 PM EDT - With his sharp wit and skillful courtroom tactics, lawyer Andy Carpenter continues to shine in "Who Let the Dog Out? Full Story

Short Answers: Slow down, you move too fast
07/23/2015 01:14 PM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> A good friend of mine just got engaged. She met the guy on j-date about 2 months ago. Full Story

Strange But True: What was the roar over dino stamp?
07/23/2015 01:13 PM EDT - Q: When the United States Postal Service (USPS) issued its new "Brontosaurus" stamp in 1989, it came under criticism from the Smithsonian Institute and others. Full Story

ARK: A new luxury terminal for animals at Kennedy Airport
07/24/2015 08:02 AM EDT - NEW YORK — Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's Kennedy Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year. Full Story

Every suite tells a story in Pilcer's 'The Last Hotel'
07/23/2015 01:13 PM EDT - It's the late 1970s, and the setting is New York's Upper West Side. The Big Apple is staggering under debt, runaway inflation, public union strikes and a soaring crime rate that made crossing Central Park or strolling most streets an adventure, day or night. Full Story

Short Answers: Rules for the perfect house guest
07/17/2015 09:19 AM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> What are the responsibilities of house guests on a holiday weekend? Full Story

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Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.